Family photo session during the Coast Guard Global Summit.

The Heads of Coast Guards and agencies representing coast guard functions from 34 countries took part in the first Coast Guard Global Summit held on 14 September 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Coast Guard Global Summit was jointly hosted by the Japan Coast Guard and the Nippon Foundation and chaired by Admiral Satoshi NAKAJIMA, commanding officer of the Japan Coast Guard.

Participants recognized the importance to build and strengthen cooperation and collaboration amongst the coastguards worldwide beyond existing regional frameworks in order to overcome challenges that the world is facing.

A delegation led by the Djibouti Coast Guard Commander, Colonel Wais Omar Bogoreh, participated in this first Coast Guard Global Summit.